Events Calendar

Guided walks

The Otari-Wilton's Bush Trust runs monthly walks for members and visitors.

Walks are free to Trust members, and cost $3 for visitors.

People attending Otari-Wilton's Bush open day.

Otari-Wilton's Bush open day and plant sale

9am−3pm, Saturday 20 September

Get a head start on Spring Festival at Otari’s open day. All guided walks are free and start at the Information Centre. There will be stalls and food available, and displays from community groups. Refreshments available all day.

Programme of events

9.30am Cockayne Centre official opening by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown
10am Native plants for sale on the Cockayne Lawn
11am Plants that can poison, maim and kill
Join our Otari guides to hear some of the more macabre stories about New Zealand native plants. 1 hour
1pm Bush walk to 800-year-old rimu and beyond
Visit the oldest tree in Wellington City. Some steps, sleep in places. Wear good footwear. 1−2 hours
2pm The nature trail
A fantastic guided walk through the Native Botanic Garden and Wilton’s Bush Reserve. Some steps, steep in places. Wear good footwear. 1 hour

Plant propagation

2pm, Sunday 28 September

Join our curator to find out how we propagate New Zealand plants. This one hour seminar starts at the Information Centre and includes a look at Otari's nursery.
Cost: $3

2013 photo competition

See wonderful images of Otari-Wilton's Bush captured in this photo competition.

More information

Location map.



Treehouse Visitor Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden

Phone (04) 499 1400
Fax (04) 499 1903
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Weekends November - April: 10am - 3pm
Weekends May - October and public holidays: Closed